Course Descriptions


January

Magisto

1/9/18, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Kim Diefenbach

Would you like to be able to share your photos and videos in a creative way without spending all of your break time doing it? Then Magisto will be a great resource for you. Magisto’s A.I. video maker magically transforms your videos and photos into exciting video stories. All you have to do is supply the photos and videos, choose your layout, and decide whether or not you want to add music. Within minutes you have your video ready to share.


You will need a device that has pictures on it. Bring 10-12 pictures to use. You can access the program on a computer or as an app so having that available before you come would be beneficial.


**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Create 3 Magisto videos
  2. Share them on social media
  3. Meet with an Admin. to discuss how you shared your Magisto video with students or parents.

Adobe Spark

1/18/18, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Amanda Fogelman

Adobe offers three free creation programs that work on all devices. Students can easily create a website, poster or video to show their learning. In this course we will go through all three programs and learn how to use them in the classroom and how to get our students using them to create. My favorite part of Adobe Spark is how nicely it encourages the user to cite their sources for media being used. If you search for a photo or video within the program it does the citing for you.


Bring any device you would like to work on or you may use one provided.

**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Have students use Adobe Spark to create a presentation (your choice from the options that can be created with Adobe Spark)
  2. Meet with a Mrs. Brimer or Mrs. Murphy to show student work samples and discuss the experience


Google Classroom (part 1)

1/23/18, 3:45-4:45, PRMS library lab

Hosted By: John Baxter


Day 1-Google Classroom Fundamentals

This will cover the nuts and bolts of using Google Classroom, so everyone is comfortable with how to set it up and the basics of how to use it. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to start using Google Classroom and needs to know where to start to set it up and get started.

Plan on bringing your laptop or logging on to google classroom from the lab at PRMS.


Google Classroom (part 2)

1/25/18, 3:45-4:45, PRMS library lab

Hosted By: John Baxter


Day 2-Google Classroom In Action

This will show day to day functionality, more advanced uses, and some of the tips and tricks for Google Classroom. This class is perfect for someone who has google classroom set up, but aren't sure where to go next. This class will enable you to get started using Google Classroom with your students. In order to attend this class you must have a Google Classroom site set up.

Plan on bringing your laptop or logging on to your Google Classroom site from the lab at PRMS.

**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Create your own Google Classroom
  2. Use Google classroom to interact with students at least 5 times (questions, posts, assignments, or announcements)
  3. Meet with a Mrs. Brimer or Mrs. Murphy to show how you have used Google Classroom to interact with students and discuss your experience

AppSmashing for K-2 students and teachers

1/25/18, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Amanda Fogelman

In this course we will practice App Smashing on our iPads. We will practice using this process as our students would and design a lesson or two for our students to app smash.

Bring your iPad.

*This class is specific to activities that would pertain or be appropriate for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students.


**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Complete one of the app smashing activities with your class
  2. Meet with a Mrs. Brimer or Mrs. Murphy to show student work samples and discuss the experience


December

HyperDocs

12/4/17 , 3:45-4:45 PM

12/6/17, 3:45-4:45 PM

PRES computer lab

Hosted by: Amanda Fogelman

Are you looking for a visually appealing and organized way to offer students choice and voice with their learning? Do you want to set up more successful lessons to get students to collaborate, create, reflect and connect and apply their learning at their own pace and meet their own needs? Are you wanting your students to use technology in a meaningful and engaging way? Join me as we look at creating lessons using Hyperdocs. Hyperdocs are an easy way to use the technology we already have at Easton 449 and take it to the next level. This is the perfect class to learn a new tool to use with students using Chromebooks or desktop computers.

For a little more information you can visit the link below:

https://hyperdocs.co/about_hyperdocs

Bring your laptop with you when you come!


This is a 2 part class. In the first session you will be introduced to HyperDocs and the basic functions. In the second session you will learn about each of the tools more in-depth and have a chance to work in small groups on getting a project ready for students. You do not have to attend both classes, but if you are brand new to the idea of HyperDocs both sessions will be incredibly helpful in getting you started on your journey.


**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Create a Hyperdoc (you may use a template, but the content must be something you compiled) for your students.
  2. Use it with students.
  3. Meet with an Admin to discuss the experience

Plickers

12/12/17 , 3:45-4:45 PM

PRES computer lab

Hosted by: Jeremiah Nichol

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Teachers in the plickers session will learn how to create an account, set up classes, set up a library of questions and set up a queue for those questions. I will demonstrate in real-time several questions regarding the solar eclipse of 2017 and show teachers how to extrapolate that data into easy-to-use PDF or Excel file formats. The data that you can receive is quite powerful. I will even bring a set of plickers QR code cards for everyone. No devices needed. See you then!


**This class is eligible for an additional payment when you have completed the following tasks:

  1. Use Plickers at least twice with your students
  2. Meet with an Admin and show the data you collected and talk about how it was useful to you in your classroom

November

Seesaw: A digital portfolio

10/23, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Amanda Fogelman

Join me for a walk through of SeeSaw. SeeSaw is a digital portfolio for K-12 students. We will go over how to use it as a teacher, student and how to share with families. We will then dive into some ways to set it up and use it in your classroom.

*This class is eligible for an additional $25 payment

KEEPin It Simple

11/7, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Sabra Watkins

Teachers will learn the simple strategies for showcasing all of your digital KEEP artifacts in a Google Slide presentation. Highlighted topics will include:

-Uploading photos

-Linking websites

-Adding videos from YouTube

-How to tie what you are already doing in your classroom to the jargon of KEEP artifacts

Learn to Use Flipgrid

11/8, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Amanda Fogelman

Join me for a quick session on integrating FlipGrid into your classroom. FlipGrid is a video response platform for educators and students to have online discussions. This is a VERY easy tech tool to setup and use on any device. More importantly it is a great way to allow student voice. We will explore many different ways teachers can integrate FlipGrid into their classroom, K-12

**This class is eligible for a $25 additional payment

What's NEW with the science standards

11/16/17, 3:45-4:45, PRES computer lab

Hosted By: Andrea Coppinger and Missy Jackson

In this session, participants will learn and become familiar with the Conceptual Shifts (Innovations), the three dimensions of learning, and the performance expectations of the NGSS. Participants will dive into a 3-D lesson design focusing on using phenomena to drive teaching and learning. Participants will leave with valuable resources to design and plan instruction aligned to NGSS curriculum and assessment.